Hammock Gear Top Quilts
Hammock Gear makes some of the highest quality lightweight down top quilts for hammockers and ground dwellers available anywhere. We take pride in our materials, craftsmanship and customer service.
******Now Standard on all topquilts! Integrated attachment points for use with pads******
About the Burrow 20˚
The Burrow works for both hammockers and ground-dwellers alike. It is a lightweight sleeping quilt that takes the insulation of a traditional sleeping bag and puts it all on the top and sides, leaving the back (which insulation is compressed and unusable anyway) open. Many hammockers use top quilts in lieu of a traditional sleeping bag because they are easier to slide into when it's time to sleep.The Burrow is designed with a foot box and a cinched top. Comes complete with a stuff sack.
The 20° Burrow is the perfect solution for staying warm in a hammock. With a conservative rating of 20°F, and filled with premium quality, water resistant, 850 fill-power Hungarian goose down, it will keep you warm during colder seasons.
Top Quilt Advantages
Having found the Hammock Gear website, chances are you are aware of some of the advantages of top quilts. Their growing popularity, with both the hammock crowd and ground dwellers alike, is due to their function and versatility, especially as compared to traditional mummy-style sleeping bags. Some of these advantages include:
|Fill Weight||11.3 oz||12.0 oz||12.7 oz||12.4 oz||13.2 oz||14.0 oz|
|Total Weight**||16.1 oz||17.3 oz||19.8 oz||19.1 oz||18.7 oz||20.2 oz|
*Indicated lengths are for Snap closure Burrows when they are unsnapped (open) and laying flat. Burrows with sewn footboxes are approximately 4" shorter and are equal in length to a closed Snap Burrow. The standard model is designed to fit persons up to 6' tall.
**Add 0.25oz (7g) to Total Weight for a Half Taper cut.
We utilize the finest 850 fill power, water-resistant goose down on the market in all of our quilts. It is tested and certified by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory.
All Burrow quilts are made of ARGON fabric. ARGON is a proprietary ripstop nylon manufactured for Hammock Gear. All top quilts use a 10-denier ARGON which weighs 0.67 ounces per square yard. It has a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) finish. The DWR not only improves the water resistance of ARGON , it also enhances the fabric by improving overall strength, tightening the weave and thus increasing its down-proofness. Calendaring of the fabric further enhances the down-proofness of the quilt.
All of our quilts (except the Burrow 50) make use of baffle (also known as "box baffle") construction. This means that the seams between the down-filled chambers are not sewn through, but instead consist of a fabric wall about .75 to 3 inches tall, depending on the model. The Burrow 50, the lightest of our Top Quilts, uses sewn-through construction.
At Hammock Gear, we use temperature ratings which are very conservative. Compare them in the marketplace and you will agree. Here is a point we wish to emphasize: the first and most important step you must take when choosing a quilt by temperature is to Know Thyself. Are you a Cold sleeper, a Warm sleeper, or maybe a Really Warm sleeper? Factor this into your selection process and you will be much better off.
Two options are available: Sewn footbox or Snap Footbox. The sewn option is a permanent footbox approximately 20 inches long, measured from the bottom. A sewn footbox is fully enclosed/fully insulated, and thus allows no cold spots. It is recommended for 0° - 20° temps. The Snap version allows the quilt to be fully opened and to lie flat. 5 snaps are used. It is recommended for temps above 20°. When closed the snap version, which has a drawcord closure, has an opening of approximately one inch. Some users, depending on conditions/temps, will use a clothing item or small piece of foam pad to plug this hole. Many HG customers enjoy using their quilts in the home, and love the versatility of using the quilt “blanket style” or as a “throw”, and the snap version fits the bill.
Select your choice of exterior color from our current stock. The color of the interior fabric is your choice of black or charcoal gray.
Our top quilts are built with a standard Half-Taper design. Custom work is available if you have different requirements.
Quilts come standard with attachment cord loops (these can be omitted by request).
There are 73 review(s) for Burrow 20
by WildBoar – 10th Oct 2014
Awesome quilt with great customer service. This quilt is light weight and warm, all I could ask for and more.
by Dave H (Utah) – 6th Oct 2014
I ordered a Burrow 20 standard/wide. This company is great. I had a trip that I wanted to use this quilt on and they expedited the order for me so that it was at my door the day that I was leaving! I had a chance to use it in 20 degrees and once I figured out how to use it I was nice and toasty. I've use it about 4 or 5 times and I'm pretty stoked on it. If I had to do it again however I would have ordered the long. I'm 5'11 and I like to pull my blankets up over my head. With the standard that is difficult.
by glitchjunkie – 24th Sep 2014
It's been a year since I received this from the wonderful HG folks.. it as been used on many trips from back country to the epitome of car camping and has been wonderful in all of the situations it came upon. I use it quite frequently around the house even.. so much so that it is as close to a security blanket as this grown man gets. Highly recommended.
by Kirk Mory – 17th Sep 2014
I decided to buy one for my son, since I've enjoyed mine so much. Great product, I've ordered a 40* TQ and Phoenix, this will be my third setup. Great job Adam!
by Walt – 12th Sep 2014
Working with HammockGear has been very nice.. I'd ordered 2 weeks before my trip, and after the first week, inquired on if it would make it on time. The folks at HG were able to expedite my quit and get it to me in time, which include a long weekend holiday! The bag itself is very warm, and light, saving me 2 lbs on my old synthetic bag. The fabric is also very soft and comfy. I am very glad I ordered this, and will likely be upgrading my synthetic underquilt to a HG down. Its light, comfortable, and warm. What more can you ask?
by ACE – 1st Sep 2014
Shop around and watch YouTube videos on top quilts first . Next, decide on the features you like best, then read the reviews on Hammock Gear. You will not find a better product with different custom options , including weight, length,width,footbox,and color choices!!! Buy Hammock Gear, wait alittle, and never regret your purchase !!!! They ARE simply the Best !!!! Happy hanging or however you camp !
by Karl – 28th Aug 2014
I was about to pull the trigger on a quilt from Enlightened Equipment. While I am sure I would have been happy with their product, I am super glad I found Hammock Gear instead.
The burrow 20° is so well made! I have spent the better part of three years trying to find what I wanted. High quality down and material was just something I required due to all my research. Once I know what is the best, I have a hard time settling for less.
HG quilts are too notch. I will be purchasing a cuben fiber tarp and an underquilt as soon as I can! This stuff is on point. Great job.
by matthew – 24th Aug 2014
I'm very happy with my wide Burrow 20°. I got mine with a sewn footbox and an extra ounce of fill. Coverage is great and it's so soft and warm. I went with Argon 90 inside and out for durability. Love the black outside with orange inside that I choose. The orange is a little darker and more brown that halloween orange. It's a beautiful color.
by Unknown – 22nd Aug 2014
Great service from cottage industry. This was too warm for this summer I ended up sleeping naked during my trip. But if the temp drops more I'm ready for it!
by Stephanie – 5th Aug 2014
My first quilt. I took it on a two week trip on the Tahoe Rim Trail this July. I got the 20 degree quilt with 2oz overfill. It ended up being too warm for me, so I used it more like a blanket. For someone who is often too cold, being too warm isn't a complaint! I am really happy with this product and can't wait to test it out in colder weather.
by Brady – 4th Jul 2014
This is not my first quilt. It's not my lightest. But it's definitely my favourite! I've messed around with trying to dial in my perfect set of quilts for the last two years and I think I've finally found them. This 20°F Wide Burrow is about as perfect as I could imagine. With the range of conditions I face living on the West Coast of Canada I feel confident this will handle whatever I throw at it. Plus it matches my Phincubator!
by Rich Churcher – 29th Jun 2014
So light. So warm. A perfect complement for my much-beloved Incubator.
by MileHighHanger – 20th Jun 2014
I ordered the Burrow with Camo outside and Orange inside and it looks awesome. It came just in time for a three day trek along the Colorado Trail, and performed flawlessly. Packs down nice and small, fluffs up nice and big, and definitely kept me nice and warm. Temps barely got into the 30's, so I was sleeping in just my skivvies with their Incubator beneath me and the Burrow on top. Couldn't have asked for a better quilt. My buddy that I went with was a little jealous, and might be placing an order here soon. :) Any referral bonuses?? :)
Great work Jenny and Adam! Thanks a bunch!
by Danimal H – 19th Jun 2014
I absolutely would not go back to a synthetic or sleeping bag system after using the 20 degree burrow TQ with 20 degree incubator UQ. HG makes a beautiful quilt that works perfectly I have lightened my load and become much more comfortable at camp the temperature rating is accurate and I was comfortable at 25 degrees. Only problem it doesn't fix is having to get up and pee but it makes the process much easier than a bag. I highly recommend . I myself will be a returning customer I Guarantee It.
by John – 17th Jun 2014
Too warm here to use my new 20* Burrow till fall but as expected great workmanship makes this a quilt to be proud of and I look forward to keeping warm with it in Pa's spring and fall months. Thanks to HG for quickly filling my order! Will be back for an Incubator later!!!
by Wayne Panther – 10th Jun 2014
When I opened my box (small box for what's inside) the burro was everything I have come to expect from HammockGear. Top quality stitching and materials. No shortcuts! It is obvious that this is gear made by hangers. And the customer service (Adam & Jenny) are top notch! So, go ahead and hit that BUY button now! You'll be so glad you did. Happy Trails and Whoooo Buddy!!!
by Emil Foshaug – 2nd Jun 2014
As someone who does not live in the USA and not much options as quilts go, I was very pleased when I discovered HammockGear.
From order to arrival took less than 2 weeks to Norway, which I think is pretty impressive. The service before ordering could also not be better.
I have tested the quilt recently, in the early Norwegian summer where the nights can go down to 40 degrees and I did not need to put on any layers. The only reason I can not give it 5 stars is that I have yet to test it in the extreme ranges of the temp. limit.
The quilt wraps itself nicely around your body and rarely will any air get through.
As almost everyone here have stated the quilts are of exceptional build quality and ultra-lightweight.
If you are looking for a new quilt you can't go wrong with HammockGear!
by Ben – 19th May 2014
Got this guy in the mail and couldn't be happier with it. Took a little time to arrive but this was expected from a smaller company. Have used it all over form the high mountains to open plains with large temperature and weather variation. I have the 20 degree rating quilt and it is pretty accurate with its temp rating. Would suggest layering pretty well once you get below 30 degrees F. Really happy with the quilt and would recommend it. Has stood up well to three straight weeks of abuse.
by Oscar J Dulzaides – 15th May 2014
I am taking a trip soon and of course waited too long to make up my mind on a quilt. I decided to go with the Burrows 20 based on the recommendation of a friend who owned one. That being said I wanted some time to be able to use it before I left and I put it in the comments when I ordered. They were so accommodating in getting this and an under quilt out to me within 2 days! Thanks for the great service guys!!
As far as the quilt goes, I would find it hard to beat the quality of this one. This is my first quilt and it kept me real warm the first night I used it. I will be back to get my Burrows 0 for the winter well. You guys have a happy and definite repeat customer for sure.
by mark – 15th May 2014
I ordered the 20 degree Burrow top quilt, and because i had wanted to go camping in 2 weeks i asked if i could get my top quilt in time to go, i had my quilt in less then a week, the workmanship is great and yes, its a wonderful top quilt.
by Robin in Charlotte – 14th May 2014
First let me say the people at Hammcok Gear are fantastic! Not only did they take the time to answer all of my questions, they processed the order in record time and got it shipped to me in time to use it for the first backpacking trip of the season.
Even more fantastic than the customer service is the quality of the products themselves. The TQ is deceptively light yet so warm! It seems inconceivable that something so light can be so warm and it packs down nothing in a compression bag. When I first received it I wasn't convinced that it would be enough to keep me warm but I was wrong. I've used it twice now in colder temperatures than what was expected and it's performance was flawless. I highly reccommend this quilt. You won't be disappointed!
by HoosierDaddy – 12th May 2014
After some discussion with Adam on the phone I decided to go with a standard length 20 degree incubator with 2 oz overfill and a standard length, wide width 20 degree burrow with 1 oz overfill. He mentioned he had some burnt orange fabric so I went with it and black for contrast. They turned out awesome! Finally got to use them a few weekends ago and I could not have been happier or more comfortable with the results. The first night was windy and in the mid thirties - I was toasty!! I actually vented the underquilt a bit. The second night was in the 50's - my wife was cold the first night so I traded my TQ for her sleeping bag and I was still toasty using just the UQ primarily. I would recommend HG. Adam's reassurance that he would make it right if what I ordered didn't work for me was the clincher for me. I will be ordering more products soon for my wife as she also is in love with the downy warmth the Burrow provided. :-) Thanks Adam!!!
by charliev – 9th May 2014
I really like this TQ. GREAT WORKMANSHIP, stiching is truly remarkable. The argon fabric is so soft you won't believe it. The quilt is so warm and light weight you will wonder why you waited to get yours. Also very pleased with the customer relations. Could not be happier.
by Don Root – 8th May 2014
Beautiful workmanship, appearance, function. But I have yet to put it through the paces I intend it for. Heading out for 1,000 or more miles on the PCT in a week or two. Will write a more detailed review when I get back.
by hannah roberts – 7th May 2014
These are so much better for hammock camping than a sleeping bag. I stay very warm and comfortable with the quilt and the workmanship is top knotch. They have excellent customer service as well and make great gear that extends hammock season to year round.
by Brian – 2nd May 2014
I bought this because I receintly switched to a hammock and wanted to upgrade my well used 20 degree synthetic sleeping bag. When I got this the quality and attention to detail was obvious. Very well made and packs down very small. I looked at several other quilt makers and I am glad that I went with hammockgear. I had a chance to try this for to nights here in Georgia with my eno hammock and zero degree underquilt. Although the temperature only got down to the low 50s, I feel like the quilt will easilly take me into the 20s with no problem. I will be ordering from hammock gear very soon.
by Ghostbuster – 29th Apr 2014
I am an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker this year. This is one of the best purchases I made so far. The price is remarkable considering how light, warm and comfortable the burrow is. Most summer bags are not even this light. Put it in a compression sack, and the volume is tiny. My only complaint is that, as a violent sleeper, I have begun to tear the buttons from the of the foot box. Could use reinforcement at those points.
On an 18 Fahrenheit night with snow and heavy wind (the kind that roars in the trees, steals your balance, and cuts through clothing), I spilled water all over myself in my hammock. No idea what wind chill was. Hazardous situation, but the 20 burrow and incubator combo along with a space blanket, some warm clothes and a POS (worthless) air mattress allowed me to get some sleep, even feel warm at times. Disaster averted. Other than this, hypothermia was never a worry and I was almost always comfy.
by Malkus – 28th Apr 2014
I ordered a burrow 20 and kept everything standard.
First use was a 32 degree night and was extremely happy. This product is well made and even though I went with standard options the availability to customize almost anything is really great.
by Mike Mara – 21st Apr 2014
I finally had a chance to use my quilt while hammock camping in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina in mid-April. Temps during the nights dropped to low 30s. Water did not freeze, but plenty of frozen condensation in my tarp. I slept with lightweight long sleeve shirt and long bottoms and was perfectly warm most of the night. In the very early morning hours I had to get up to pump bilges and got pretty chilled. I pulled on a hat and a fleece top then crawled back into my hammock to warm back up. I really liked the snap closure at the top of the quilt for holding the blanket around my torso. The quilt packs down to the size of a volleyball. I love this thing and highly recommend it to fellow tree dwellers.
by Gordon Sollars – 17th Apr 2014
Just received my Burrow 20 w 1 oz overfill today. I won't be able to give it a field test for a couple of months, but I've just poured over every stitch, snap, and draw cord. So well made, such a great design, and such a great price!
by Pizza – 16th Apr 2014
I am very happy with my 20 degree Burrow. Excellent design and quality and the Argon fabric and color choices are great. When it comes time to purchase additional quilts to my arsenal I will continue to do business with Hammock Gear. They have excellent customer service and the delivery times are very good. I rate Hammock Gear products at the very top end of the scale. I highly recommend.
by Henry Thomas – 7th Apr 2014
Just got back from the BWCA on the ground. Used my new 20 degree top quilt with 2 extra oz of fill in 20 degree plus or minus weather and I was warm and it met all of my expectations. I would highly recommend hammock gear for any down quilts or Cuben tarps. I use them all.
by Sergey – 29th Mar 2014
Well, i've recently received my burrow 20 degree quilt but haven't used it yet. I lookes very nice, I can assure you that it is very well made, it is a high quility product. The green color is also very pleasant and lookes even better than on the picture.
I'm pretty happy now. Thanks for Adam and Jenny!
by Scott Harrell – 28th Mar 2014
Finally got the chance to take out the Burrow TQ and it was great! I was in the Three Ridges area on the AT last night with 6-12 inches of snow on the ground in places. It got down to 29 degrees but I stayed toasty in the Burrow. I wore 1 pair of ankle high wool socks, poly pro bottoms, poly pro top and I couldn't have been warmer. If you are thinking about it just do it. Thanks HG for an excellent piece of gear.
by PhiDelt496 – 26th Mar 2014
The burrow is an amazing top quilt. Everything is finished to perfection. And it is warm. I always wondered of the advantages of a top quilt vs the sleeping bag that I already owned. Within five minutes of unpacking the Burrow, I knew that this was going to be so much easier. My only regret is that I did not order the short version. I am 5'10 and easily have two baffles empty below my feet.
by Kallengar – 17th Mar 2014
Very happy with my new quilt in Argon Black and Chocolate brown. When I first took it out of it's stuffsack I felt like a magician, extracting an impossible amount of volume from a small space. Thank you, I appreciate all the hard work and obvious attention to detail, not to mention the reasonable price. It's just what I wanted.
by Alia B. – 10th Mar 2014
My quilt is my favorite peice of gear. I was amazed at the customer service Adam offered and the willingness to customize a quilt that will fit my extra small frame. I am also amazed at the craftsmanship. All the materials, design, functions, EVERYTHING is sleek, simple, practical, featherlight, warm and cozy. I woke up clammy in this cinched down quilt at upper 30's, but it was easy to open up a little and vent back to a comfortable level.
It felt like a dream quilt when I first found out about the HammockGear Burrow, and it's a dream in real life/use, too. I could not be happier as it is the perfect combination of all the features I was looking for (plus the top snap/drawcord are just genius). Thank you soooooooooooooo much for this quilt. It's everything I wanted, and I was even able to afford it!
by danny slaughter – 4th Mar 2014
I have had a chance to use this for 6 nights now , temps in the low thirtys ,very warm ,if you are on the fence about a over quilt take my advice jump this way . You will be glad you did.
by Carlos – 3rd Mar 2014
I ordered this 20 degree burrow from HammockGear on the day after Christmas and it came in just in time for a trip I had scheduled. I have been able to try it out on three separate occasions now. Once in the 30s, once in the 20s and lastly once in the teens with a lot of wind so I am sure it felt more like single digits. I was perfectly comfortable in the two within its range and survived better than I anticipated on the lower end of the scale. I would definitely recommend this quilt as it is high quality and worth far more than what they are priced at. Call Adam and speak with him as he will guide you in the right path to find something to meet your needs.
by Garrett Jorewicz – 21st Feb 2014
I must say, I'm shocked! This thing is higher quality than anything I have seen at REI or the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store (Mountain Hardware). Very, very impressed with the quality. Most importantly, it keeps me cozy warm. I have used it down to 22 degrees thus far and I'm extremely happy (and warm)!
My burrow was stuffed with an extra 2 oz of down, and the color scheme is absolutely beautiful! The outside is black and the inside is dark grey. It looks and feels amazing!
If you are debating on whether or not to order from Hammock Gear, stop debating and push the button... I own a 20 degree Burrow, a 20 degree Incubator Under Quilt (with 2 extra oz of down), and a 40 degree Phoenix Under Quilt (stock fill). I also bought the standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors in Camo color.
Everything I have purchased thus far from Hammock Gear has been of the highest quality imaginable. My next purchase will be a 40 or 50 degree burrow for warm summer nights.
That said... Go for it! Place your order... You will be extremely satisfied!
by Mark P – 14th Feb 2014
I'm a 6-3 ground sleeper. Got a long, wide, 2 oz overstuff. Beautiful. Good length, even with the toe cord pulled tight. And when I snap the top, put my head through, and stretch out, it pulls the bag down along both sides of me, eliminating the gaps I had with previous quilts. Nice.
by Tim Czarkowski – 13th Feb 2014
I have only used it a couple nights but is very warm and well made. It also was able to resist some very heavy condensation while camping next to a large prairie after several days of continuous rain. I think I'll be getting a second one for my wife.
by Kyle – 6th Jan 2014
I got this in the long/wide/half-taper version with 3 extra ounces of down filling. I've slept comfortably in it down to 14-degrees in a hammock with just a tarp over it. I'm 6'1" tall and the tall version lets me pull it up around my ears or over my head.
I'm 220 lbs and the wide/half-taper lets me sleep on the ground on a pad and gives me enough quilt to keep the drafts out.
Great product - my best sleep solution yet for down to 20.
by George Carr – 2nd Jan 2014
I sold my favorite down sleeping bag in order to buy a Burrow 20. Last weekend I went on an overnight with night time temps in the mid 20's. I was a little worried because this top quilt is sooooo light. My fears were unfounded as I wound up stripping down layers and ventilating a little. This is an awesome piece of gear and I now own 3 HG top quilts. You can't go wrong with the Burrow! Thanks Adam!
by Larry Nunn – 12th Dec 2013
I have looked for a TQ for a long time, almost 2 years. I just received my Burrow 20 deg long and wide. I am 73 inches tall and 190 lbs. This TQ fits me perfect. The material and craftsmanship is unmatched. Outstanding customer service. I love the snaps and the dew cords on the foot box and the neck. I do how ever feel that if I would have gotten the standard length and with the TQ would have been to small for me. So if you are my size then buy the long / wide version and you will not be disappointed.
by George – 5th Dec 2013
I have used this top quilt for 2 months now. I cannot find one thing to complain about. The fit and finish of this quilt is unparalleled, and I have found the 20 degree rating to be extremely modest, compared to most gear which is optimistic in it's temperature rating. Thank you guys! I will be referring everyone I know to Hammock Gear
by Mark Beard – 21st Nov 2013
I"m a rare ground dweller and I was looking for a light weight option to replace my heavy 2.10Lb sleeping bag, A quilt seemed like a option that was worth trying. By no means did I expect a product sooo nice as the burrow 20, the workmenship is top notch, the weight is feather light, the feel and comfort is unsurpassed, So far I have it down to 42F and was so warm and comfortable that I had a late start that moring because I did't want to get out of my burrow. Thanks again Adam for such a top notch job and GREAT customer service.
Thanks again, Mark
by joe – 3rd Nov 2013
I ordered a burrow with a very tight time commitment and was pleasantly surprised by the quick service I received. The craftsmansh and attention to detail make this a excellent value with great service.job well done!
by tc – 1st Nov 2013
I was looking for a quilt for my hennessey hammock. The burrow 20 is just what i needed. I will also be using it with a neo- air for ground camping. The sewn in loops work great for attaching to a mattress pad. Price was great compared to other similar products. Thanks hammock gear.
by Suede – 24th Oct 2013
Well, not really.. I bought the burrow for my wife to use when we are out together and she LOVES it!! She loves the feel of the argon and it keeps her comfortably warm. I am getting my first turn in a week now that the temps are getting too low for her and I can't wait! It is a beautifully made quilt worth every penny. I am 5'6" and my wife is 5"5" and we went for the short version which fits perfectly! I really love having a length option so there isn't unused length bunching up and just taking up weight/volume in my pack. I'm coming back for an incubator in a few days!!! Also GREAT customer service here!!
by Pieguy – 19th Oct 2013
Purchased the Burrow for a mid October hiking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness Area in central Idaho. This top quilt is absolutely amazing in its warmth and craftsmanship. Evenings dipped to 20 degrees and I kept warm and toasty (have an HG 0 degree underquilt also) with no laying whatsoever. This quilt has not weight to it and is as light as a feather. The quality is evident from its design to functionality. It feels as though you have nothing on but are toasty warm. Adam also provided great service. I knew I might be pushing it to get it here in time but he was very responsive to my need. I have seen friends under and top quilts from other manufacturers and suffice it to say, I will only be ordering my quilts and tarps from Hammock Gear! Thanks again Adam and staff!
by Seant456s – 16th Oct 2013
Finally got to test this out and I am very impressed with the quality, design and comfort level of this quilt.
Testing the quilt in the hammock in the back yard, The fit is perfect and I would not change a thing.
I mostly hammock camp; however I chose to tent camp since I was with my son this past weekend for a deer hunt who does not have a hammock yet. The temperature outside was 29 - 30 degrees at the lowest, I was using the standard width and length quilt, sewn in foot box with 2 ounces extra down with a Big Agnes 4 foot long insulated pad - feet and legs have no insulation or warmth underneath. I was only wearing very thin hunting gear that is made for heat and no socks, I would compare my clothing to having a sheet in bed; it is very light and airy. My feet normally get cold, even with socks - I wanted to test this quilt to really see what the comfort rating would be for me with somewhat the bare minimum. The quilt kept me warm and the pad was about the same temperature as the quilt. I most definitely noticed when an arm or something became uncovered and had to tuck back in quickly. I got up to put a tee shirt on, but left the socks off half way through the night. Tee shirt was needed since I need a wider version for ground camping.
My only two minor complaints are for ground camping only and would not be noticed or needed in a hammock. One, order the wide if you plan on ground camping as stated in CenAZwalker's review. I am 5'11" 185 with a slight muscular build. The standard width is not enough for ground camping. 2. More of a suggestion than anything else and I think CenAZwalker stated this in the review also, An option for some kind of strap chest height would be nice for ground camping in order to pull the sides in close with out having to hold on to the quilt all night (maybe a wide elastic strip that could be removed with buttons) - not necessary in the hammock.The pad and the quilt were more than comfortable heat wise and the quilt was so light it felt like I did not have anything on except the light hunting gear. I might have noticed some cold in a hammock on my feet with my short pad and no socks - simple fix though : )
I love this quilt and am very happy with the purchase. The price, quality, weight and packed size are that of a sleeping bag much more expensive. There is no beating the comfort level of this quilt with a sleeping bag though - it is way more user friendly in the hammock than any sleeping bag I have seen or heard of. I do not intend to ground camp with it more than a few times a year especially in colder temps although it would have been fine if I had more clothes on or in warmer temps (again, easy fix). I have no doubt that I would have been perfectly fine and much more comfortable for another 10 degrees lower in my hammock.
Thank you Hammock Gear.
by CenAZwalker – 13th Oct 2013
This is a very fine quilt. Top notch craftmanship. See below link for a more detailed review.
by John Davis – 11th Oct 2013
After extensive research into quilts fabricated by a few manufacturers I settled on Hammock Gear. Why? Simply because they offered the best combination of quality down (900 treated), the lightest weight, and the least expensive cost. Couple that with the outstanding knowledge, flexibility in modifications, and timely responses and you know you will be getting a high quality custom made piece of critical gear.
The quilt arrived exactly 2 weeks from order which was the quoted timeframe. While I have not taken the quilt out for a real world test I can say that the Argon material is impressive in weight(lessness), color and "feel". Many thanks to Adam and his team! They care.
by jimmytheshirt – 16th Sep 2013
When I opened my box the t/q was everything I have come to expect from HammockGear. Top quality stitching and materials. No shortcuts! It is obvious that this is gear for hangers by hangers. I got the top done in the argon brown. It has a great copper -like tone to it that I really like. If you are considering gear from HammockGear, order with confidence. Adam was easy to work with and the turn around time was great. I ordered the burrow on 8/29 and it was at my door on 9/9.
Jimmytheshirt on hammockforums.net
by Eric McConnell – 30th Aug 2013
Based on research, a 20 degree bag is whats recommended for the PCT. So I knew the degree, just had to decide on the style. After learning the sleeping bag material underneath the body provides no insulation, it seemed like dead weight. In addition to this, UL sleeping bags can get really pricey (so can quilts for that matter. But the weight savings in quilts make it worth it!) Western Mountaineering's Ultralight mummy 20 weighs 29oz and costs $420. A quilt isn't what you might think. It resembles a sleeping bag, but is more like a blanket. It has a closed foot box to keep your feet enclosed, but fans out like a blanket.
Its encouraged to layer under a quilt which gives it ultimate versatility. If its warm, you can lift up an edge. If chilly, tuck it underneath. There is no mummy hood so wearing a hat or down hood is a nice option
I narrowed my quilt brand down to:
1) zpacks 20 at 16.7oz ($390),
2) katabatic Alsek 22 at 22oz ($435) or Palisade 30 at 18.2oz ($405)
3) hammock gear Burrow 20 at 20oz ($255)
I spoke with all 3 companies via email and all had great customer service. Katabatic is based out of Colorado and would have loved to support local (even though they are all small cottage companies) Despite temperature ratings from larger mainstream companies, cottage companies tend to be more accurate. Katabatic assured me that the Palisade would perform well on the PCT despite being rated at 30 with proper layering. I didn't understand where katabatic's weight was coming from if zpacks could get a 20 degree bag to weigh 16.7 oz vs their 22oz and 18.2 oz. Katabatic has the best reviews, by far and are known for their innovative sleeping pad attachment system. I thought that these 2 bags were my only choice, until I found hammockgear.com. Though I'm not using a hammock, these quilts are awesome!! You can customize to fit whatever you need and the customer service was great! Z packs quilts looked great but in addition to the hefty price tag it also takes 4-5 weeks to receive your product. Their quilts also don't come with a system to attach to a sleeping pad, which I liked from Katabatic and Hammock Gear. Though HG's attachment system isn't as advanced at Katabatics', its nearly half the price and less weight. HG isn't as well known as the 2 other brands and I'm pretty sure that once they gain popularity, their prices will go up. Katabatic used to be $100-$150 cheaper for the same product a year ago. I have used the quilt 3 times camping in and around Vail, CO and it works phenomenal. My weight came in at 19 oz and I'm very impressed with the stitching and durability.
I purchased the Burrow 20 (19oz)
(Outer Shell Color: ARGON Black, Inner shell Color: ARGON Black, Length: Standard Length 74", Width: Wide 55" (+$20), Footbox Style: Snap closed , Taper: Half Taper, Overfill (oz): Standard Amount) and I couldn't be more happy. I do a ridiculous amount of research before I buy anything and since I live in a place that allows me to test gear in all conditions, I tend to make great decisions.
If interested in more of my gear reviews, visit my blog at www.emacthru-pct.blogspot.com
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by Michael Browers – 26th Jun 2013
The quilt is impeccably made and just what I wanted. The entire ordering process went very smooth and I love HammockGear.com gear!
by Charlie – 24th Jun 2013
I used this for the first time on a reacent trip to the Chuckanut Trail in Seattle along with my brand new Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with doors. See my other review on that page. I had the footbox sewn, and I was a little worried about warmth, so I asked for 1oz overfill. To be honest I don't think I needed it, as this amazingly small packed item kicks out the warmth! I had to roll the beg down, as Seattle did have a warm May when I was out there. It's also better to be in this position than to be too cold though. This thing packs right down, is light weight, and as I said, WARM. The build is as great as the tarp I bought, and I believe it is a great addition to any hammocker. Thanks again Adam and Jen for a great product that was delivered very fast. I will keep a check on other Hammockgear products, as I now know the build quality is great and you have a very friendly service.
by Travis Pickett – 8th Jun 2013
Just got this top quilt at the recommendation of my friend Chad. Very high quality and light weight! Have only had it in the back yard so far. Can't wait to get out in the wild w it. Next week!
by Justin Mckinney – 29th May 2013
Adam and Jenny are great to work with when buying your gear. All my questions were answered promptly. The quality was top notch.
by CopOut742 – 25th May 2013
After searching the web for several months, gleaning all things top quilt, I was continually lead back to Hammock Gear and it's products. I took the plunge and ordered an extra long - extra wide Burrow 20 to keep me warm in my Clark NX-250 Hammock. Ten business days later (yes, you read that right - 10 business days from order to arrival!) the quilt arrived and I gingerly opened the box not wanting to make any errant cuts to what waited inside.
What came out of that box nearly took my breath away it was so beautifully made.
You could immediately surmise that this quilt was not made and sewn by mere amateurs, nor by rushed or uncaring employees. This quilt is literally a work of art.
It is not often that someone comes up with a product that is technically advanced, perfect in it's simplicity, presented flawlessly, and sold to it's customers at a fair price. HG has done all that and more in their products and customer service. Needless to say, HG has gained a well deserved customer for life
Anderson Island, WA USA
by JeffR – 24th Apr 2013
Ordered two of these - one for my wife and one for myself - after doing quite a bit of shopping around. On the price vs features front, these are by far the best value. The next closest quilt I found was a full $50 more and almost 12" shorter. We've used them a couple of times now in combination with 20* under-quilts and neither one of us has gotten the least bit cold. In fact, my wife has to open the foot gather for airflow or she gets too hot.
by Markus amoungus – 3rd Apr 2013
I just got it in the mail today. It looks good pulled out of the sack. Feels nice, smells fine. I haven't had the chance to use it in the woods, but its another great hammock gear product.
by Cragdwella – 30th Mar 2013
My 20 degree Burrow is all that I was looking for for a top quilt. About 1.5 lbs lighter than the sleeping bag I had been using. I find the quilt to be just perfect for getting real cozy and comfy in my Blackbird.The snaps on the footbox are great for venting in warmer temps. Could not be happier !
by Walking stick – 11th Mar 2013
finally took the time to get out in the woods and test my new burrow . I camp on top of Springier Mt on a mild winter night (around 40 degree) with a wind that was constant I would 20-25 mph and I slept wonderful I did not give 5 star because i have only used it once in the wild. it did my expectation and exceed them. I am very pleased with my burrow and i know with more experience this will rate 5 stars
by Fred Lorf – 10th Mar 2013
Had a 30 degree Top quilt made with wide width, half taper, and sewn footbox for sleeping on the ground. I tried out my Custom 30 degree Burrow the other night. It got down to 16 degrees, but I was toasty warm with a couple layers of clothes. No drafts crept in. Best night's sleep ever had camping. Thanks for making an awesome product!!Can't thank you enough for the lightweight quality gear. Very pleased with your customer service and the excellent product. Telling everyone about your gear. Keep up the excellent work!!
by The Rabbit – 17th Feb 2013
After purchasing an Incubator under quilt last year and being totally impressed by the craftsmanship I knew I'd look no further than the fine products found here at HammockGear.com Recently added the Burrow 20° to my tool box of hammock gear and because I'm a bit of a cold sleeper I selected the sewn closed foot box and 2oz of overfill. If your looking for either a top or under quilt, seriously consider what HG has to offer.
by One Thing – 13th Feb 2013
I purchased the 20°F Phoenix in 2011. I had purchased it to replace my JRB full UQ. At the time, I was looking for something lighter, & warmer. The Phoenix did that and more. So, I knew I needed the TQ as well, & the 20°F Burrow was exactly what I needed. I ordered mine with 2oz of Overfill. The quilt is fantastic. Not a single flaw in it. The weight was right on. So far, I've slept in it down to 29°F. There was not even a hint of cold. From other bags I've owned, I would not have a problem taking this bag down to the single digits with a few layers of clothes. Overall, I love this bag. I even sold my Feather Friends Winter Wren knowing I would never go back to it after sleeping one night in my Burrow. My next UQ & TQ is in the 40°F range which will be purchased from HG as well.
by Kevin – 11th Feb 2013
Great quality and construction. If you plan to be sleeping in 20 degree weather I advise getting the 0 degree bag. I've slept with this 20 degree bag several times in 20 degree weather under a fully enclosed tarp and had to get up and get a hot water bottle to finish the night.
Everyone sleeps different, but in my opinion this bag was not 15-20% overstuffed and is not warm enough for 20 degrees in the 4 times I've tested it this '12-'13 winter season.
by Justswingin – 30th Jan 2013
I got a chance to try this out over the weekend and let me tell you it it lives up to the claims. I love it and my daughter and I even lounged on the couch with it on Sunday.
by James Harris – 17th Dec 2012
The 20 degree burrow is one beautiful quilt! The workmanship is superb and the quality of the material quality is outstanding. The 900 fill down puffs right up and you will want to immediately wrap yourself in this incredibly soft and light quilt. I am glad that I ordered the snap foot box because I want to use it as a blanket at home and as well as for an over quilt on the trail. I just returned from my first camping trip using my new purchase and it kept me toasty warm in my hammock down to the upper 20's. I have no doubt that it is true to it's 20 degree rating . I previously used my unzipped Marmot Helium sleeping bag as an over quilt and the Burrow with standard fill is significantly lighter, more comfortable, and just as warm. It also packs down to a smaller size. I am very happy with my purchase. and I look forward to many years of using the Burrow as my go-to over quilt.
by Pig.Slayer – 27th Nov 2012
The Hammockgear.com TQ's are awesome. I sometimes feel that these TQ's get overlooked compared to some of the other cottage manufacturers. I have no idea why. Maybe people just think these are hammock TQ's. Well I can tell you these TQ's work just as well ground camping as in the hammock. Mine get used equally in the hammock as well as on a ground pad. Every detail from the footbox right up to the neck closure works just perfectly. You really can tell that this gear is made by a hiker, for hikers. Functionality comes first followed by the extremly low weight. Couple that with top fabric's and high loft down and your on a winner for sure. I think Stormcrows TQ are awesome and his willingness to customise gear is a huge attribute.
by MrGreen – 23rd Nov 2012
If you were to order just a stock Burrow you would have one of the best pieces of backpacking equipment available. Factor in all of the custom options you have, and you can dial in a Burrow to be the warmest, lightest, and dare I say best looking Top Quilt any of your hanging friends have seen. 7D, 10D, M50, M90, 1.1 rip stop.... Just ask !